DC honours the first National day for Truth and Reconciliation
Date: September 30, 2021
Today marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- an annual commemoration honouring the children who died while attending residential schools and the survivors, families and communities still affected by the legacy of the residential school system.
As dietitians, it is our responsibility to continue to educate ourselves on the impact of colonization, residential schools, intergenerational trauma and the continued inequalities faced by Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Nutrition Knowledge Information Network of DC (IN-KIN-DC) has gathered a list of resources for dietitians to support reflection, learning and action:
"Reconciliation is a path to discussion and mindfulness.... not for us “indigenous” but the non indigenous who live here with us. Be mindful, build knowledge and relationships with our people and reflect and identify where your roots are from. If you aren’t Indigenous then where are you from? Acknowledgement of self builds stronger relationships when acknowledging others.” - Deyowindron’t (Teri) Morrow, Chair of the DC Aboriginal Nutrition Network
Dietitians of Canada will be closed for a half day (starting at noon Eastern time) on Thursday, September 30, 2021. DC staff will dedicate this time to pursue additional learning on Truth and Reconciliation as a team.
For more information and to join the Indigenous Nutrition Knowledge Information Network of DC (IN-KIN-DC), visit www.dietitians.ca/networks